Monthly Archives: March 2008

The Poison Post

I had a terrible scare this afternoon that led me to even know the following information: The latest statistics from CDC show a yearly fatality of over 23,000 unintentional poisoning deaths. Non-fatal injuries (per year) for unintentional poisonings were a … Continue reading

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Business 101 From an Eight-Year-Old

Hello, and welcome to Business 101. Today, I share a story from my lovely family. I am Mom, Dad is my husband, Big L is our eight-year-old son and first-born genius. There is also Little L, the three-year-old who hangs … Continue reading

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Altura Maxima: High Altitude Viticulture in Argentina

Following Swiss mulitmillionaire Donald Hess as he grows grapes at an unheard of 9,849 feet.
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The Appalachian Accent

It’s Aloha Friday over at An Island Life. Time to post a fun question for you, and be sure to check out the other participants at the link above. My question for today: What is one tidbit of your family … Continue reading

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Christian Carnival CCXVII: Attributes of God Edition

Welcome to the Christian Carnival CCXVII: Attributes of God Edition! I am honored to present such an expansive and quality array of posts this week. I’ve arranged the posts around several attributes of God, using the wonderful little book Praying … Continue reading

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Oregon Beauty

This is a view of Mount Bachelor from Sparks Lake, from a hike we took last summer. Talk about The Perfect Day – we hiked and picnicked with dear family friends, and also our French exchange student. Of course, our … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams

“Is this heaven?” “No. Oregon Iowa.” If you’ve ever seen the movie Field of Dreams, you’ll recognize that dialogue between John Kinsella and his son Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner). And, of course, it was Iowa. But here’s the Oregon version, … Continue reading

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Christ is Risen, Happy Easter!

Easter blessings to you all! Today I celebrate the reason I can live. Here is some wonderful news out of Italy, a Muslim converts to Christianity. Italy’s most prominent Muslim commentator, a journalist with iconoclastic views such as support for … Continue reading

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Good Friday and Call for Submissions

I trust your Good Friday was good. This year, my little JoJo had her birthday on Good Friday. She enjoyed a happy celebration with many friends. As for me, I just loved all the moms who came and I basked … Continue reading

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WW: Greetings From the Garden

Here’s the Diary of 1 family waving to you from a pile of dirt our future garden. I love my garden stake. For more Wordless Wednesday participants, go to the WW hub or 5 Minutes for Mom. Technorati Tags: garden, … Continue reading

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Blog touring

Oh, the places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss. I’ve been wandering all around. The Christian carnivals, Carnival of Family Life, food blogs, homeschooling blogs, homesteading blogs, BendBlogs. And principled government. Whew, I’ve been to a lot of places, and more to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Meal from my sis

Mondays are my busiest day of the week, and I had nothing prepared to post for St. Patrick’s Day. My sister Heather has bailed me out. She called earlier and was telling me about the Irish soda bread she was … Continue reading

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A Fast from Asking

I told my kids that we are going on a two day fast from asking for things. I saw over at Heather’s that her family was fasting from complaining, and I knew I needed to steal her idea. I am … Continue reading

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Feudi di San Gregorio: Southern Italy’s Ancient Vines

Wine production in Campania is turning heads, combining state-of-the-art winemaking with ancient vines. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday and The Story of My Mom

My mom turned 79 years old today. Happy birthday, Mom. Here’s my post from her last birthday. And, I dug up something I wrote three years ago about my mother. It’s the first part of a longer story, and please, … Continue reading

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A Three Year Old and a Fish

The crime scene, exactly as I found it. The three-year-old coveted his six- year-old sister’s fish. He knows he is too little to feed the fish. We’ve warned him about putting foreign objects in the fish tank. And never is … Continue reading

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Hello Sports Fan, Doesn’t Anyone Want Free Stuff??

I’ve had a dismal response to my Sports Giveaway, which ends tomorrow! (I’ll extend it if I have to). I shouldn’t complain, I’ve done next to nothing to promote it, and my main readers (Christian-women-moms-teachers-homeschoolers) are clearly not big sports … Continue reading

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Is this a Christian song or a coffee commercial?

This is a poignant song by some very talented ladies, but darn it, I mistake it for a Folger’s commercial every time. I thought it was just me. But I confessed to my husband this evening that Point of Grace … Continue reading

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My Testimony

Can I get a witness? I’ve created my own little “meme” and it’s about the most important subject to me, my faith in God and life in Christ. More than anything, I like to hear people’s stories of their faith … Continue reading

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Sneaking permission to get on the blanket

We have a stone cold floor. Slippers or at least socks are a must in the winter and even spring to keep your toes from a bluish frost. In fact, it’s a rule for the children to put socks on … Continue reading

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Maragas Winery: An Oregon High Desert Experiment

Doug Maragas’ vineyard is located in a special microclimate in Central Oregon, and he hopes to be the first to prove that wine production can be successful here.
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My Ultimate Blog Party 2008 & A Giveaway

Welcome, I’m so glad you stopped by! The 5 Minutes for Mom blog is hosting another Ultimate Blog Party, which is basically a “carnival” to meet other mom bloggers and surely win some prizes! The idea is to go to … Continue reading

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Bone and Stones and More at the Ranch

It’s a child’s playground at the ranch, and always a unique adventure around the corner. Here are thirteen snapshots of my kids enjoying the land around our ranch, and they would like to invite their friends to come and: 1. … Continue reading

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An Integrated Family in a Segregated World

“Can JoJo come to the birthday party?” read the email I hadn’t yet responded to. I still don’t know my answer and the party is at 3:30 this afternoon. The invitation was extended only to my 4 year old girl. … Continue reading

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He Makes Pancakes With Such Purpose

My eight year old son takes making pancakes very seriously, as you can see. This was the first time he did the entire process by himself. He mixed up the ingredients carefully following my recipe, and although he was prone … Continue reading

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Rouge-Bleu: A Newbie Vine Farmer in Provence

Follow the trail of Jean-Marc as he works organically, praying for Mistral and sun in beautiful Provence in the South of France.
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Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Party (tea for two)

This week’s theme: Party Oh, the happy days of a tea party childhood. Would you like some more, my dear? Technorati Tags: photo hunt, tea party, children

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